Vitall Inc. has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its fall-detection technology that it says can significantly reduce false alarms.
Monitoring in caregiving is getting more "personal" than ever. We live in the age of watchers, pitting privacy issues against vested interests in security. Technological advances have greatly enhanced resident monitoring, but they have also added new challenges. Solutions call for a delicate balance between automation and personal freedom.